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New //Kharas governor:  I’ll tackle issues one by one
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New //Kharas governor: I’ll tackle issues one by one

April 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
New Era (NE): You are not new in the political arena but a few might not be familiar with you, in a nutshell tell us a bit about yourself? Lucia Basson (LB): Lucia Basson was born in the //Kharas Region in a small village called... Read more
Fake buttocks, artificial beauty
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Fake buttocks, artificial beauty

April 17th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK – The obsession to look good is not uncommon among Namibian women who go an extra mile to enhance their beauty. While it is common to see a woman with facial make-up, artificial nails and a fancy Brazilian hairdo, it is almost uncommon to... Read more
Namibia yet to produce enough for its people
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Namibia yet to produce enough for its people

April 16th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
ETUNDA – A passionate farm manager at Kafo Kape at Etunda, who tucked away a B-Tech degree and took to farming, says Namibia still lags behind and is yet to become self-sufficient in food production. Speaking from a farmer’s perspective, Twiihendeni Israel says Namibian... Read more
Arriving to fight at the North Eastern Front
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Arriving to fight at the North Eastern Front

April 14th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
At the North Eastern Front base we found the then Regional Chief of Staff Charles Namoloh, the then Regional Chief of Air Defence Martin Shalli who later became Regional Chief of Operations, Regional Political Commissar Nabot Helao Nafidi, Regional Commander Mathias Ndakolo... Read more
Women survive in construction sector
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Women survive in construction sector

April 10th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK – The face of the construction sector – mainly dominated by men – is changing as more women are joining the trade not necessarily because they want to do backbreaking work but in order to put bread on the table for their families. Dressed... Read more
Libolly has his eyes glued to State House
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Libolly has his eyes glued to State House

April 10th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Late entrant to the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) presidential race, Libolly Haufiku, tells Toivo Ndjebela that he is not intent on taking the disgraced former official opposition back to its former status. Instead, he wants RDP to rule Namibia, with him as possibly... Read more
Peter Ekandjo:  The Jungle Fighter
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Peter Ekandjo: The Jungle Fighter

April 7th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
ONE evening early 1977, eleven new recruits, including myself, were summoned to the commander’s office at Oshitumba. We were to be part of the fighters accompanying newly-arrived civilians to Cassinga refugee camp. The commander ordered us to make sure we have enough bullets,... Read more
Beware! Tigers are back with a bang… Reds and Ghosts to clash in semis
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Beware! Tigers are back with a bang… Reds and Ghosts to clash in semis

March 30th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK – Katutura giants Tigers defeated Unam 2-0 in the quarterfinal of the lucrative BidVest Cup at the vociferous Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek yesterday. Junior Shikolola and the habitual party-pooper Absalom Imbodi (penalty) netted a goal apiece in each half to give... Read more
Ruacana the leading light of local authorities
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Ruacana the leading light of local authorities

March 27th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
The Ruacana Town Council was recognized in September 2010 as a fully-fledged town council and before that, since 2006, it had operated as a village council. But four years later, Ruacana Town Council is the recipient of the best performing local authority award from the... Read more
Namibia will not achieve MDG4
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Namibia will not achieve MDG4

March 27th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK – Despite making significant strides in the health sector, Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, which is targeted at reducing child mortality is one of the goals that Namibia will not achieve as the agenda concludes this year. The other MDGs are MDG1 for... Read more
Conservation agriculture to take center stage
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Conservation agriculture to take center stage

March 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
WINDHOEK –  The eyes of some 180 000 Namibia’s communal crop farmers  are firmly focused on the implementation of the European Union’s Conservation Agriculture Project for Namibia via the International Food Organisation (FAO) after N$40 million was approved for this... Read more
My First Battle Experience
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My First Battle Experience

March 24th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
During the last week of August 1977, we were ordered to go on routine patrol as usual. We were a mixture of old and newly trained fighters numbering around 30 commanded by a certain Comrade Nauta. Our patrol started around 07:00 north-east of our base.... Read more